CTC258 – Wrapped in Plaid

It’s been a very hot couple of days in Queensland but fortunately it’s gone back to normal warm December weather today. Thank goodness!!

I had a fun Friday doing a Miss Biscuit cookie course. I learnt how to ice sugar cookies in 7 Christmas designs. The room smelt like gingerbread all day!!

This week, we are casing the Wrapped in Plaid suite, pages 12-17 of the 2019 Holiday Catalogue.

I love the Wrapped in Plaid suite, and the gorgeous DSP. When flipping through the pages, I decided to case one of the cards on page 15 which uses the Peaceful Boughs Bundle.

I decided to keep the branches green and went with Pear Pizzazz. The base of my card is Cherry Cobbler as I like the traditional red/green Christmas combo. I then stamped sentiment in Cherry Cobbler and cut it out using the Beautiful Boughs die. I cut out the branches with a piece of retired Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper.

I added a few snowflakes from the Snowflake Sequins for a little more sparkle.

Next up is the lovely Michelle.

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CTC257 – Kids & Babies

It’s only 24 more sleeps to go!!! I’m so excited, I love Christmas!! I’ve had a week off to do some Christmas shopping, crafting and baking!! Sadly I’m not having any more time off and am working over Christmas so I need to get stuff done now.

We are taking a break from Christmas cards and are casing the Kids & Babies section, pages 98-105 of the 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue.

There are lots of cute cards to choose from!. I’ve decided to case one of the cards on page 101 on the top right of the image

I love the look of the vellum Stitched Lace die so I decided to do the same. I used Rococo Rose cardstock for the background. The scalloped edge is die cut from the Seasonal Layers dies.

One of my craft ladies has been unwell, so I will be sending this card to her. I used the Healing Hugs stamp set with the flower fussy cut. You can’t see it properly but there is the large sentiment shape from the Roses Die in Seaside Spray. The small sentiment is also cut from the same dies. I added a twist of Seaside Spray metallic ribbon for a bit more texture. I did add Stella to the flower but it doesn’t photograph well.

Next up is my lovely friend, Julia.

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CTC256 – It’s a Christmas Twist

Welcome to a fun week of Caseing the Catty!! I haven’t had a chance to join in with the last couple of challenges as it’s that busy time of year!! Last weekend, I went to Sydney for Onstage and was able to catch up with my team. I was lucky to attend Centrestage with my upline and a couple of my stamping friends.

We are trying a different challenge this week and casing an Annual Catalogue layout and give it a Holiday Twist.

It’s always nice to go back through the Annual Catalogue and look closely at all the gorgeous projects. I didn’t get too far in and went with a layout on page 31.

I like the watercoloured background so I used a piece of shimmery white cardstock and did a wash of Garden Green. Once it was dry, I attached to the Real Red card. I really like the Peaceful Boughs stamp set and the sentiment, which I cut out using the Beautiful Boughs dies.

The Real Red ruched ribbon is lovely and works perfectly behind the sentiment. I cut out a few branches and added Ice glitter to the tips.

Next up is the lovely Judy, who I got to hug last week!!

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CTC253 – Come to Gather

Welcome to our hop at Caseing the Catty this week!! I can’t believe that we are into November and that the end of the year is coming up quickly!! But I am excited to be putting up my Christmas tree next weekend! I don’t care if people think it’s too early, but I love my trees (yes there’s more than one) and decorations and love having the lights on every night.

This week, we are casing the Come to Gather suite, pages 46-51 of the 2019 Holiday Catalogue.

I was inspired by the Apple card on page 49 on the top right corner.

I love the Gleaming Ornaments punches and decided to use them on my card. My colours were inspired by the Wrapped in Plaid dsp. This is such a nice paper and I love the gold elements on it. I stamped the larger ornament with Golden Glitz ink and punched out 4. The smaller ornament is stamped in Cherry Cobbler. I scored each one in half and glued them together. I also stamped the holly in the gold ink as well and coloured using blends.

The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Christmas set.

Next up is my lovely travel budding, Tina. Can’t believe it’s been 12 months since we went to Onstage in Orlando!!

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CTC251 – Brightly Gleaming

Welcome back to another fun week at Caseing the Catty. I went to a craft show on Friday with my Mum and sister and we had a great time!! So many projects to make and not enough time!!

We are casing the colours of the Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP and being inspired by a layout from page 30. So the colours are Copper, Night of Navy, Mossy Meadow, Very Vanilla and Pretty Peacock.

I decided to case the card on the top right. This is such a lovely card, which I think I’m going to re-create as I love the background dsp, the ornaments and the colours. However, I did do something different for our challenge!

For my background, I embossed a piece of copper foil using the Tufted embossing folder. I love this folder!! It is so elegant.

I then cut 2 stitched rectangles in Pretty Peacock and Very Vanilla and stamped the sentiment from the Bells are Ringing stamp set.

I cut out three bells in Pretty Peacock and Copper foil from the Detailed Bells Dies. I trimmed the copper bell and attached it on the bottom left corner. I tied a bow using the copper trim.

I’m really happy with how this card turned out!! It’s so shiny and you know I love bling!!

Next up is the lovely Shannon. I can’t wait to see what clever creation she has this week.

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CTC250 – Casing a Fall layout

Welcome to a soggy weekend in South East Queensland. It has been so dry here so it’s nice to finally have a wet weekend. And it’s cold!! We were so hot on Monday with 36 degrees and now it’s 15!

We are casing a layout on page 46 from the 2019 Holiday Catalogue.

I decided to case the layout at the bottom left with the ribbon behind the Stitched Nested labels die.

I decided to use the Night Before Christmas DSP and the note cards. You know how you have friends that you give Christmas cards to who are not really into hand made cards and don’t really appreciate the work that goes into them. Well these are the perfect cards for them!!

So I trimmed the cardstock to fit the notecard, cut out the sentiment piece in Old Olive using the Beautiful Boughs Dies and embossed the sentiment in silver embossing powder. This pretty sentiment is from the new Christmas Rose stamp set from the Christmas Time is Here Suite which will be available on 1 November. I then used either the Garden Green double stitched ribbon or the Real Red Curly ribbon behind the sentiment. These were so quick and easy to make, that I made 10 with my helper, Jaster.

I hope you like these quick and easy cards. Don’t forget about those cute note cards!! Next up is the lovely Tina.

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CTC249 – Toile Tidings

Happy World Card Making Day for yesterday! I hope you were able to make a card or two yesterday. I had a lovely day with a couple of my customers and I made the Christmas Countdown Project Kit and the Joy of Giving Tag Kit. Both of these kits are so much nicer than the photos in the catalogue!

This week, we are casing the Toile Tidings Suite, pages 6-11 of the 2019 Holiday Catalogue.

I decided to case one of the wreath cards on page 9.

I really love the look of the vellum over the cardstock so that is where I started. I love the Perennial Essence DSP but I have struggled to use it as it’s so nice and I don’t want to cut it up!. But I bit the bullet and did it. Well just a little bit of it!!

I cut a wreath in Highland Heather using the All Around Wreath die and attached it using mini dimensionals. I then used a Crushed Curry marker and inked up the outline of the banner from the Toile Christmas stamp set which I then cut out with the Christmas Cardinal die. I stamped the Thanks sentiment (from Here’s a Card) in Silvery Shimmer ink.

Next up is the lovely Tina.

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